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, the inauguration also comes on the federal holiday in honor of dr. martin luther king, jr., who delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago, not far from here at the lincoln memorial. later in our special coverage, we will air excerpts of some of dr. king's less often played speeches, including "beyond vietnam." why he opposed the war in vietnam. but first, we turn to some of the voices of hope and resistance from sunday night's piece ball. not affiliated with any political party, the celebration at the mead center for american theater paid tribute to the continuing struggle for peace and justice here in the united states and throughout the world. we begin with naacp president benjamin jealoin. >> this is the place to be tonight. the challenge for our country was never to see the day when a person of color would be president, know the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to happen again and again. we knew it could be condoleezza rice. it could be colin powell. but we got barack obama. we got a man who was a product of a progressive movement. as we stand her
. not far from where dr. martin luther king gave his historic "i have a dream" speech back in 1963 right here on the national mall. in just moments from now i'll be joined by clarence jones. he is a close, personal friend of mlk and a contributor on that very speech. and he will tell us what he wants to see from president obama's speech, his inaugural speech coming up on monday. >>> let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. how did i know? well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and
his hands on bibles once used by abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king. >> i do swear. >> jobessen was sworn in this morning. inaugural festivities kicked off yesterday with a bang. kids had an inaugural ball of their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katie perry. yesterday was also a national day of service. the obamas joined americans across the country in volunteering. >> final preparation are underway for the big public oath, the parade and the two inaugural balls. >> we want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can make it. >> at his first inauguration nearly 2 million people showed up. while they expect a smaller crowd this time, expect the pump to be every bit as big. president obama starts his second term with a 55% approval rating, his highest since 2009. but many say the country is headed seriously on the wrong track. fortunately for the huge crowd coming out here tomorrow the temperature is expected in the high 30s. that is a lot warmer than mr. obama's first inaugural. reporting live, abc7 news. >> thank you very much. c
holiday honorering dr. martin luther king president obama will take the oath again, make his inaugural address, and ride in the inaugural parade. four years ago an estimated 1.8 million people came to tin august rags. this year organizers expect less than half that number. >> the first inauguration was a path-breaking historic moment. expectations are much lowered for the second inaugural. >> reporter: but the president hopes to make his second term historic. his staff says he'll be far more aggressive as he takes on the republicans in the house over spending, gun control immigration, and tax reform. >> he's now got to be the guy in charge, the guy who inspires the american people, and who gets them behind his principles and his policies. >> reporter: but this weekend as he takes the oath on bibles which belonged to president lincoln and dr. king president obama wants to remind the nation of its traditions. >> the inauguration reminds us of the role that we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good. >> reporter: now today is a day of service in honor of
: and look for an acknowledgement of dr. martin luther king's vision on the day we honor the civil rights leader, a coincidence of timing that's not lost on the nation's first african american president. now, the speech was finalized over the weekend, but the president often makes final word changes up to the very end, and this time was no exception. i'm told that he made tweaks this morning, in fact. the president, i'm told, will speak for under 20 minutes. by reading prior inaugural addresses, he decided the shorter, the better. his last address was just over 18 minutes. his favorite two past inaugurals were kennedy's, which ran just under 14 minutes, and, of course, lincoln's second, which at 700 words, had to be fewer than ten minutes. i'm told president obama had a quiet breakfast with the first lady and his daughters before going to church. anderson? >> let's talk about it with john king and gloria borger. what are you anticipating, john, hearing today? >> i think broad strokes. time to bring the country together. time to get through the tough economic times. i think it will be a ca
when we think about the fact that this is dr. king's birthday that we're going to be celebrating this weekend. i'm always reminded that he said everybody wants to be first. everybody wants to be a drum maj major, but if you're going to be a drum major, be a drum major for service. be a drum major for justice. be a drum major for looking out for other people. >> nbc's ron mott standing by on the national mall for us today. ron, we just heard from the president there and vice president joe biden and members of his family also participating in the day of service events. since when has all of this been a part of the inauguration festivities? >> reporter: the president when he was inaugurated four years ago made a day of service part of the festivitieses for that first weekend. he wants this to be a standing tradition and hoping future presidents would make this a standard tradition and another way to extend the legacy of dr. reverend martin luther king, jr., who also has a new memorial here in town. thousands of people have gone through this tent today on the national mall for this n
martin luther king day. we've been talking so much about the inauguration, we haven't celebrated dr. king's day with as much due as it needed. the president will be using dr. king's personal bible when he's sworn in. >> absolutely. it's outstanding to be here. i don't think there's a better way to celebrate the holiday. a lot of people have been saying this is a dream fulfilled. i feel like it's recognizing the dream in progress and beyond, when you think about it. to be able to have dr. king's presence through his bible and the president to actually continue his mission is one of those things where you just feel like it's the right place at the right time. >> you're a married man with four kids now. >> four? i got two. >> i've got four, sorry. this is like a bad mommy moment. >> you've got two. i've got four. we both have a set of twins. is mariah here with you? will you go to all the parties and the balls tonight? >> i think we'll try to play it as low key as possible. we'll probably be able to stop by a few areas. it's more about being here this morning is the outstanding part. >> it i
just one man, dr. king made an extraordinary difference in all of our lives. and while he himself was silent, his dream lives on and serves as an inspiration that one person can make a difference. mr. kildee: dr. king reminds me the strikers of the 1930's in my hometown who also stood up to the injustices that they saw. their efforts helped create the labor movement and made our country a better place, as did dr. king. mr. speaker, no matter our political differences, we can all unite on monday to fulfill dr. king's dream. this martin luther king day, let's honor the man who continues to inspire us all. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from-month seek recognition? mr. daines: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from montana is recognized for one minute. mr. daines: mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize alexus wineman. this 18-year-old from cut bank, montana, represents my state as miss montana and she recently made
an elementary school. president obama told the crowd to follow dr. king's advice and help others every chance they get. fplt i am always reminded everybody wants to be first, and everybody wants to be a drum major, but if you are going to be a drum major, be a drum major for service, be a drum major for justice and be a drum major for looking out for other people. >> the national day of service also brought out plenty of celebrities, from former first daughter clinton and other actors led a helping hand. >>> last night, first lady michelle obama and jill biden held a concert. mrs. obama paid tribute to military members and their families. >> when i think about what makes america great, i think about all of you, our men and women in uniform, and our military spouses, and our amazing military kids. >> mrs. obama continued the tradition she started earlier in honoring the military. >> i can't get over her bangs. i really like them. >>> the selected group that will get a very special chance to dance with the lady with the bangs at the inaugural ball tomorrow night. >> and if you are waking up thi
, fittingly on this day, used by dr. martin luther king jr. the president will celebrate at two inaugural balls, versus the ten held four years ago. even if there's less fanfare, the day will not be without its pomp and circumstance. and star power. katy perry kicked things off at a concert earlier this weekend. ♪ at last >> reporter: and beyonce, whose rendition of edda james' "at last" was a highlight of the 2009 inauguration, will this time perform the national anthem, at the capitol ceremony. who can forget that moment in 2009. again, sasha pointed out, dad did not mess it up. he has one more shot at it. >> that's right, josh. >>> today, a day for poetry. the prose of governing comes next. and jonathan karl at the capitol for that. as the president prepares to deliver his speech, his team is gearing up for a lot of big debates ahead. >> reporter: you can see the presidential podium, still covered in plastic. it is from there that he will deliver one of the most important speeches of his presidency, hoping to set the tone for a second term that his aides say will be every bit as ambi
, they're going to try to do this. and we have to fight it. that's how we honor dr. king's dream. not by empty words and ceremonies but by doing what he did. action. get out there like martin iii and the rest of us and fight to fulfill the dream. not just give some words of ceremony about a dream that you will not make a reality. happy birthday, dr. king. the dream moves on. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> does gop mean guns over people? let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. this afternoon two men were wounded in yet another school shooting. this time in st. louis. today's shooting comes as the republican party is siding with the folks out there who want lots of semiautomatic firepower to fight this country's elected government. so has it become the guns over people party? republican u.s. senator rand paul of kentucky talks about the president usurping the constitution. republican texas congressman steve stockman talks about impeaching the president if he takes steps to
celebrate the life of dr. martin luther king, jr.. my understanding there is statue of him just above and i wonder how that will play into matters today? >> that's right. president obama made reference in recent days feeling connection to dr. king 50 years ago. also to president lincoln, 150 years ago, and so, as part of the inaugurations, we've seen him use bibles from dr. king and also from president lincoln. there is a statue. there is a statue of dr. king in the capitol rotunda of dr. king. so, this martin luther king holiday, obviously takes on extra significance here in the rotunda. we'll watch obviously to see what the president may do throughout the course of his time here in the rotunda. shepard: mike, it was interesting to hear the matters the president brought up, came up throughout this day. we heard, a lot about climate change, the tragedy of newtown came up repeatedly, which clearly, news from the future i believe. from an agenda at least, from the president himself. those were two highlights along with ending the war and bringing the peace and coming together. a lot right the
on the bibles of abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king jr., connecticuting both to his modern agenda. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: his was a law that called for changes. >> he clearly doesn't want to straddle centrist views anymore, and even when his positions are further to the idealogical left, i think this speech was a combattive speech. it was certainly, he wasn't holding back. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: he walked head-long into battles over gun control, climate change, facing a tattered economy, a second term both bold and bumpy. >> progress does not compel us to settle centuries long debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to saact in our time. >> reporter: time like history that was fast advancing. joe johns, cnn, washington. >>> that's when the president turned around and said he's not going to see this again. he wan
. tomorrow will be a national day of systems in honor of dr. king. a wreath is planned for sunday. >>> news4 will be covering every asuspect, again on monday starting at 4:00 in the morning. >> we won't! [ laughter ] >> there's other live. you will be there later in the afternoon, when it warms up a bit. >> i'm joking. it's not going to warm up at all. >> no. >> you could see those kids bundled up. will it be like that? >> exactly like that. >> this is kind of what we're going to be seeing out there, though monday just a bit colder. let's show you how things are out there right now. looking pretty good. as we look across the area. tonight we are going to see some cold temperatures. what are you're doing, it's going to be a chili one. temperatures already falling into the 20s at 6:00 at night. the high today was 40 degrees, but that came at about 2:00 in the morning, before temperatures started to fall. today would be only the second day this winter with temperatures in the 30s for afternoon high temperatures, the asp high was 38 degrees. >>> your evening forecast, clear and cold. temperature
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in 2009 during the inauguration. the second bible belongs to civil rights leader dr. martin luther king jr. king's son joins me now from washington. we're so glad you're here. >> thank you. i'm honored to be here today. >> you wrote an op-ed, even your description of the bible is touching. you say it's faded and some of the pages are torn. tell us how your father, dr. king, used that bible. >> well, number one, we found that when he was pastoring or preparing a sermon, his first sermon at the dexter avenue memorial baptist church, that he actually had markings where he actually designated certain things within the bible. we know that he traveled with the bible, derived inspiration from it. it certainly is worn and at tattered. but i think that shows how much he used it. >> you say you never thought the bible would be used again. why? >> you certainly could never imagine that it would be used in the capacity that it is going to be used on monday as the president accepts his oath of office which is quite phenomenal. we had it on display at the king center so that when people come, they can s
up there, barack obama a black man. and dr. king, without him, he would not be standing there. so the two men, he is there with both bibles. it's just a sense of conformation about what a country we are. >> despite the conformation and all the pomp and circumstances, the president needs to work with congress and the republican house that he has butted heads with so much, how do you think the president should address the bitter partisan divide that exists in washington in the speech? >> i was just reading franklin roosevelt's second inauguration speech and he was in the a similar situation to barack obama. the economy was struggling. and he did not give a speech that was designed to say, heal the nation's wounds and bring the nation together. he gave a surprisingly polarizing speech saying we have a ways to go. we have got a -- it's not about more for those who already have much. it's about helping those who have nothing. it was called the one-third of the nation speech, because he pointed out, look, we are not at the promised land, i see a nation that has a long way to go. do we q
-- the conversation could not be more timely. i sell the time, quoting dr. king, that budgets are moral documents. you can say what you say, but you are what you are. we know who you are when you put your budget on the table. we can see what your budget priorities are. could not be more timely. we are days away -- it will be a big party on monday, but after monday as we move toward the debt ceiling conversations and the spending cuts get placed on the table, the poor are likely to take it on the chin. that is why we are here with in washington tonight having this conversation. our hashtag is #povertymustend. our website is you'll find a letter on that website -- you can electronically sign it asking the president to give a major public policy address on poverty sooner than later, and second to convene a white house conference on the eradication of poverty to bring experts to get into crafting national plan to cut poverty in half and eradicate it in the richest nation in the world. it is not a skill problem, it is via upawe have the will to the poverty a priority with in this
with the words "holy bible" etched into it. the king bible was dr. king's trebling bible. an avid reader, dr. king traveled with a selection of books that included this bible the president will be using. it was used for inspiration and preparing sermons. henry in huntington, west virginia, on our independent line. caller: i just wanted to call and say, really wish i could be in washington d.c. today. i have a lot of optimism about the next four years. i think mr. obama is doing a heck of a good job. he is getting a lot of his promises down. i hope the next four years are as good as the last. thank you for having me. host: eric in seattle, what do think about all this? -- do you think about all this? you always have to turn down the volume and dirty -- on your tv. in today's inaugural, you'll hear a lot from senator schumer. here he is explaining his role in today's inauguration. >> the hardest part is trying to make sure everybody, there will be a huge crowd, not as big as four years ago, but a huge crowd, they get to their places, their seeds or standing places. as you know, there were big
of dr. martin luther king jr. by giving back. >>> as you heard earlier today was billed as the national day of service. something president obama started four years ago. it's a salute to volunteerism and the spirit of giving back. nbc's ron mott covered it and joins us from lafayette park from across the white house. >> reporter: good morning, lester. monday is also inauguration day and also the mlk holiday. today president obama kicked off his inaugural festivities by honoring dr. martin luther king jr. two days before the eyes of the world are focused on him, today president obama sought to fix the country's collective gaze on martin luther king jr.'s legacy on this national day of service, sprucing up a washington elementary school with the first family, while the vice president and his family helped load goodies bound for fighting service members, veterans and first responders. >> i'm always reminded that he said, everybody wants to be first. everybody wants to about drum major, but if you're going to be a drum major, be a drum major for service, be a drum major for justice, be a dr
saved the union and had to fight a war, but 100 years later, it was dr. martin luther king, who had to fight another war, a war of ideas and a war of values, look how we have progressed just from the 50 years of martin luther king. i became secretary of state. i became a chairman. as a kid in the south bronx section, unthinkable. and barack obama became president of the united states. >> you had stinging things to say about the republican party. an identity problem, you said. and that there are some people who seem to have a theme of intolerance. >> that's a broader definition of what i meant by intolerance. i think intolerance is when you try to keep people from voting. the republican party ought to be out there, not by restricting voting by requiring i.d., but wanting everybody to vote. you need new messages. new policies. the country is becoming more minority. >> have you heard a lot from that? a lot of people pushing back on you? >> most of the people i've heard from in the last week or so have been very, very supportive. but there are those who consider this the worst thing ima
really built on the theme that begins in our declaration of independence that was repeated by dr. king in his "i have a dream" speech that this country is one country and that we're best when we're working together as a team. >> and how do we get done then? you already now have seen some opposition from those within the republican party. for example, congressman paul ryan, a man you know very well closely and you work with him. he says regarding the takers remark from the president's address, i understand the president will continue to use straw man arguments, affix views to your political adversaries. they do not have in order to try and win an argument by default. that's the reaction to the president saying people are not takers in this country. mccain said the president should have reached out in the speech saying this is the eight inauguration i have been to and always there's been a portion of the speech where the president says i reach out my hand because we need to work together. that wasn't in this speech. so from immigration to the rights of those who are gay in our communitie
the aura of dr. king today quite well. >> pelley: and this day being inauguration day and martin luther king day all at the same time. doug, thanks very much. cbs news live coverage of the inauguration of president obama will continue from washington in just a moment. [ male announcer ] nearly sixteen million people visit washington dc every year. some come to witness... some to be heard. we come to make an impact. to learn from leaders... and to lead others. to create... and create change. we are the george washington university... we come to make history. your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help manage hunger... look who's getting smart about her weight. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. >> pelley: welcome back to cbs news
of dr. martin luther king jr. the president and first lady spent the morning with 500 volunteers working on improvements at burrville elementary school in northeast. on the national mall, about 100 organizations offered volunteer opportunities at the day of service tent. thousands of people signed up, some even building a new generation of volunteers. >> it's important to have my children with me, because they get to see the importance of serving others. we're all a team, so we want to serve our community and give back. >> chelsea clinton was among the volunteers in the district today. she was bagging groceries for seniors at friendship collegiate academy in northeast. and a great day out there for all the volunteers. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell here now with more on what the rest of the weekend is looking like. chuck, is it going to be getting chilly? >> it is going to start to trend colder, starting a little bit tomorrow, then another shot of cold air on monday. and another one behind that on tuesday. it promises some of the coldest air in two years. for now, though, certainl
weekend started with a day of service to honor dr. martin luther king jr. president and mrs. obama rolled up their sleeves today with 500 volunteers at an elementary school in northeast. vice president joe biden and his wife jill prepared care packages at the national guard armory for u.s. troops and first responders. on the national mall, a day of service summit just wrapped up a f few minutes ago. >> jim, darkness is set unwilling here now on the national mall. but today volunteers in the big white tent behind me were lighting up the place. thousands of people poured through the national day of service tent headquarters already to volunteer like jennifer artist and her two sons of little river, maryland. >> it's important to have my children with me because they get to see the importance of serving others. and we're also celebrating martin luther king's day and this is something that he would want us to do as well. >> how about 100 public and private, local and national groups of all types offered volunteer encouragement. what is best buddies? >> best buddies creates opportunities for f
figures i admire probably more than anybody in american history is dr. king and president lincoln. for me to have the opportunity to use the bible they used on the 105th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington is fitting. their actions and the movement they represent are the only reason that it is possible for me to be inaugurated. it is also a reminder for me that this country has gone through tough times before but we always come out on the other side. we're constantly perfecting our union and making it more fair. we want everybody to have a fair shot in this country. if you work hard, you can make it. regardless of where you come from or what you look like. it is probably the most important thing to keep in mind when you are president of the united states. i will uphold my oath of office at the same time letting me remind people of the sacrifices of the past. from the presidential inaugural committee host: first lady michelle obama just turned 49 last week. she will have a big role during the next couple of days. here is take twe
'll come through the rotunda, walk by that bust of dr. martin luther king, jr., and then into statuary hall for a tradition that's the most exclusive lunch you can imagine. all of the nation's leaders, the president, the vice president, congressional leaders, supreme court justices, their spouses, they will all gather for a lunch to put politics aside for at least a brief moment. >> thank you very much, jan. >>> as we watch the president's motorcade approaching the capitol, let me give you a little bit of an advanced look on what you're seeing as the inauguration ceremonies proceed. as we mentioned, senator charles schumer of new york will be the master of ceremonies. he will have a short speech and then he will be introducing myrlie evers-williams, a former chair of the naacp and the widow of medgar evers. the naacp field secretary who was gunned down in 1963. one of the great heroes of the civil rights movement. myrlie evers-williams will be giving the invocation at the beginning of the ceremonies and then we will see justice sonia sotomayor who is one of the newer associate justices on t
proclamation, almost 50 years after the march on washington, dr. king delivered the i have a dream speech, it says something about the distance we have come, the progress we have made and for him to make a speech that was so inclusive, it was about black people, white people, asian americans, latino, native americans, straight, gay, that we're one people. we're one family. we are one house. we all live in the american house. >> well, about that last point, congressman, we want to let you go and enjoy your lunch, we all do live in the same house and there you are. you have gone from the struggle earlier in your life to a warrior in the house of representatives. you have got an anxious american public watching. a lot of them would really like to see some folks getting along in washington. what are the prospects for that? >> the prospects are very bright. we're going to continue to work together and pull together, to look out for the common good. one thing i have endured the past three years was a group -- taking democrats and republicans, blacks, whites, latinos, asian americans back to som
and always way to celebrate a couple of days early dr. martin luther king day. president obama and his family went to an elementary school in washington to help with the school makeover project. here you see the president and mrs. obama looking at bookshelf. they talked about the importance of this day. >> this inauguration, we're going to be -- it's a symbol of how our democracy work and how we peacefully transfer power but it should be an affirmation we're all in this together. >> molly: the vice president and his family participated in the national day of service. they filled care packages for deployed servicemen and women. mr. biden says the troops overseas that we remember them. the area around the washington monument there were opportunities for people that wanted to get involved. they could make cards for foster care children, create a mural, learn how to use recycled materials and more. here is what some of the participants said about the events. >> came all the way from las vegas for the inauguration and a day of service. >> i think it is important because we can take communities bac
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and legacy of dr. martin luther king and the president called on americans to do the same by helping neighbors in need. around the country an estimated quarter million people did he can exactly that. blocks from the white house they designated ways for people to serve the community regard lgs of age. >> this is a good job to give back to people who need our help. >> you want to give back and have people pay it forward. >> taking saefgs in giving back to others on this national day of service. >> speaking of service the president faces the official t oath of office in the white house. wbal-tv 11 news. >>> come night to be a night to recommend for four u.s. service members. take a look at this. one represented each military branch selected to dance at the inaugural ball. william nelson will dance with the president. the first lady will be joined by marine sergeant timothy easterly. the four were chosen to service accomplishments and leadership. >>> i am excited and nervous. of course i will be in front of thousands of people dancing. i will do my best. >> i was not prepared for all
, congressman chaka fattah. >> thank you, mr. chairman. we are about to celebrate the life and legacy of dr. king and we are remooneded that on that balcony at the lorraine motel in memphis he was shot down. whether president reagan or president kennedy who were both shot, one killed and one almost fatally wounded, we are reminded here in washington all the time of the dangers of guns. that's why all of you went through the security protections to come into this building. and the supreme court that ruled that everyone has a right to bear arms also makes it clear you can't bring them into the supreme court. so -- that's because we actually know that guns are dangerous. and that -- as much as people may proclaim one thing, you have to look at the actions. on the floor of the house we saw members shot down once. that's why we have bulletproof things and other kinds of protections. mayor nutter is one who as someone growing up in west philadelphia, the best place in the world to grow up, as a former councilman and now as second term mayor of our city is in so many respects america's mayor now.
kennedy was her -- assassinated two days before i walked across the stage for graduation. dr. king, the one who got week engaged in politics, was assassinated earlier that year. even assassination attempt at a george wallace. it is no wonder things held together quite frankly. well, the congress passed what was then called the gun control act. among other things it said that felons, fugitives, drug users, those who have been adjudicated and it is not a politically correct phrase, but it is in the law, those that are mentally affected could not own a gun. 1994 as a world change in country changed, along with the thing i am proud is for having written and passed about. we added a new category of people who were prohibited from purchasing a gun. based on facts, not on fiction. that is those who had a restraining order issued against them in a domestic violence incident. that was a fight to get that added. then, two years later we expanded the list again to include anyone convicted of a misdemeanor violent crime, because there was some history that they were the most likely people to d
. that beginning at 9:30. the first family urges all americans to help honor dr. martin luther king jr. then tomorrow, president obama and vice president biden are officially sworn in. the public inaugural ceremonies happen monday. >>> today, metro is selling its collective inauguration trip card. riders can buy the preloaded cards for $15 until 10:00 p.m. the cards will also be for sale tomorrow. metro is urging riders to avoid using paper tickets because of crowds at the machines. >>> a road in northwest d.c. is closed this morning after a deadly shooting overnight. officers were called to the 2700 block of georgia avenue northwest around 2:30 this morning. a man was found outside chuck & billy's lounge. he was pronounced dead a short time later. >>> we're going to check your inauguration forecast next. flarn there is no mass-produced human. every human being is unique. and there is one store that recognizes it. the sleep number store. the only place in the world you'll find... the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. an exclusive collection of innovations that totall
, using the lincoln bible and dr. king's traveling bible. he said it was a privilege to be sworn in, using the bible and he actually -- the king family asked him to autograph it. he and chief justice roberts inscribed the bible at the request of the family. >> that's amazing. >> yeah. >> that was a beautiful moment there. and, obviously, great significance to president obama. not just that he was inaugurated for a second term, but doing it on that day meant a lot to him. meant a lot to people in the crowd. we move then into the evening portion. this is where the fashion really gets hot. first lady in red. you just talked to jason wu a couple of minutes ago. also designed the first lady's 2009 inaugural gown. did we like the gown? >> i loved it. red on her is her color. she looks stunning. in anything. she would look great with a paper bag on, frankly, but -- >> he said he was really shocked because, of course, he did the 2009 gown. as a designer, you're thinking she'll probably branch out. what are the chances she picks it again? he did design a dress custom made for her. he is really a sw
started the event four years ago to honor dr. martin luther king jr. there are events in washington and in the bay area. we'll have more coming up in about half an hour. >>> as part of the national day of service, there is a blanket drive for the homeless. you can drop off the blankets from 9:00 this morning until 6:00 tonight. >>> in his weekly address, president obama called on congress to pass legislation to stop shootings like the one in connecticut. >> ask your member of congress if they support the ban, and if the answer is no, ask them why not? >> this week, the president asked congress to begin the background checks on the weapons. >>> supporters and opponents of the plan are gearing up for a fight in congress. dozens of groups say they are planning on rallying. >>> more than 100 people turned out for a meeting in connecticut to decide the fate of the school. many of the parents say they believe classes should not be held at the school. the officials say all option are on the table including tearing the school down and build a memorial. >> my children went there and we have
giving the annual reading of dr. martin luther king i have a dream speech from august of 1963 kuran washington fifth. now to the white house where the crews have been working on audience bleachers and the reviewing stand in front of the white house as the inaugural parade will walk down pennsylvania avenue this weekend actually this coming monday finishing touches including above the heated glass in box where president obama and michelle obama will watch the parade. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] preparation continue for the 57th presidential inauguration and sunday just before noon and will be the official swearing-in at the white house monday the public inaugural ceremony under way at the swearing in of the capitol and also the inaugural luncheon at the capitol and the afternoon parade will take your comments throughout the weekend on facebook and twitter and live coverage starts at 7 a.m. eastern on c-span radio and back now to the conference on disasters and the environment for a panel examining issues impacting the gulf
inauguration of president barack obama, and the honoring of dr. martin luther king. in his speech president obama said something potent and powerful, and that is that freedom is a gift from god, but it is one that is not self-executing. i know that a gentleman that i know very well, dr. reverend samuel smith of the mount hall baptist church knows about fighting for freedom. today i rise to again affirm roe v. wade, that speaks about individual freedom. and to indicate that even as we discuss budget talk and the debt ceiling we must recognize the freedom of the vulnerable to be safe and secure, to be without -- to be having the support to be able to have food and clothing and a home. that is freedom as well, my friends. so we debate the questions of the debt ceiling and whether we have a budget. let us be reminded that freedom is a gift of god and that it should not be denied to those who are most vulnerable, those who are the speak, those who cannot stand for themselves answer the president made it very clear that freedom is not to the powerful, it is for all of us. we all are created equal
, the bible that dr. martin luther king carried with him during his travels and hosa parks' bible that she owned as a civil rights activist? >> rosa parks. >> yes. you're right. you're right. >> wow. congratulations. okay. so that's the one that won't be, but the other three will. >> he is using the in-laws' family bible in a small ceremony on monday. he is stacking the lincoln and martin luther king bibles. >> let's go back across to kath. we have kim kardashian with us, and it's her birthday from los angeles. who was the first president to be sworn in by a woman. president lyndon johnson, john kennedy, bill clinton, or george w. bush? >> bill clinton? [ buzzer ] >> you're a winner too. >> yes, you are. >> all right, kim kardashian gets my book. so the correct answer here, president lyndon johnson. >> lyndon johnson. you might remember that famous, famous picture on air force one after president kennedy was assassinated. he was sworn in by a dallas judge, sarah hughes. >> okay. well, thank you so much. that was -- we learned a lot, and kathie lee is going to come back across the street no
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